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This gonna be a long post, but very important!
Are you learning the courses now? Are you going to learn or you have finished already?
In all cases, you may have problems AT FIRST.
The thing is when you learn these courses, you learn lots of new stuff, very often you learn some openings that you have never played, you are getting out of COMFORT ZONE.
But we grow only when we are uncomfort.
At first, you may have problems. Don't stop.
One of my students was playing 1.Nf3,g3... all his life. We switched to e4 and to aggressive chess!
He dropped his online rating from 2300 to 2200.
We knew that it would happen, and guess what? After a few weeks, he got 2300 back, and then 2400 and after a month 2500 !!!
I warn you, it may happen. Don't worry and don't come back to your old openings, thinking that it's not working. Play them a lot. After you get in comfort with your new weapons, you will start to crush everyone!
@Jay Garrison, tell your story. The same happened to you, right?
This may happen to anyone of us.
Don't afraid guys, please. The downswing will be just temporary and then it will be a big upswing.
Victor Korchnoi said - "The fastest way to grow in chess is to learn new openings."
You learn new openings, you see lots of new ideas, you get out of comfort zone, you implement those ideas, they become yours... And WooW!!! Now you are much stronger than before.
I am not going to teach you easy openings, traps, that will give you good results at first, but what then?
So, please, please, please, don't afraid of getting out of comfort Zone. Your results may become worse. But it will be just at first and will be very temporary. After that, its gonna be explosive growth.
I have chessbase 15 and I want to train openings... how do I do this I have chess openings wizard which is really good but I paid for chessbase and I want to use it at full potential. This book is really helpful
but it doesn’t have what I’m looking for and it looks like chessbase can’t do what Opening wizard can do so I recommend
Ok so chess base has a training feature here is a demo of how to set it.
Very good free training database chess software
http://scid.sourceforge.net/ you can also get pgn files from
http://theweekinchess.com/twic and also
To start your own personal databases. I bought chess king and got Houdini 5 pro and a lot of games I exported from chess kings database for cheap. Just one word of caution the engine works in scid but if you upgrade to chessbase they won’t let you use engine from any place that’s not part of their software so when I upgraded to chessbase I had to keep scid to use my Houdini 5Pro.
What you guys think about the domination in chess endgame studies by Kasparian?
I was reading an article and that article covered the same problem of calculation and vision which I am facing now.
So is it useful to solve endgame studies before middle game studies or other books.
Because my problem is lack of ability to read the middle game books in depth and I miss many plans in middle game books.
Any advice. I personally like two books Pump up your chess and domination in endgames and I do not know how to study the Devorestsky's Endgame Manual.